Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on November 25th and November 26th

It’s Friday evening. Are you ready to relax and have fun?  Meanwhile HelloMonaco prepared a few suggestions for you to complete your weekend plans.

The 26th Monte-Carlo Gastronomie

This weekend the 26th Monte-Carlo Gastronomie invites visitors to taste and buy a wide variety of carefully selected products in the run-up to the seasonal holidays from 10 am to 9 pm, and on Sunday 26 November from 10 am to 8 pm, and Monday 27 November from 10 am to 6 pm in Espace Fontvieille. Over 100 makers of French, Italian, and European gastronomic specialities will be presenting their wares in a refined and friendly atmosphere at the 2,500 m2 exhibition space.

Monaco Optimist Team Race

During the daytime you can watch the Monaco Optimist Academy organized by the Yacht Club of Monaco held on 24-26 November 2023 in the Port of Monaco.

In preparation for the Monaco Optimist Academy, and keen for our young sailors to forge links with those from foreign clubs, the Yacht Club de Monaco launched the Mediterranean Monaco Optimist Academy in 2017. Combining a regatta and training, the concept allows coaches to go alongside during races to give advice and tips. An original format, it has attracted clubs from all over the world, with nearly a hundred young racers aged under 14.

Matteo Trentin
Matteo Trentin performing in the Monaco BEKING Criterium Race together with some of the greatest international cyclists (Port Hercules, 28th November 2021) © Monaco BEKING 2021

The Beking bike race, which brings together all the cycling stars who reside in Monaco, returns to Monaco with its third edition this Sunday.

BEKING is an annual event that celebrates cycling in all its aspects, involving professionals, amateurs and families. A day of celebration that brings together champions and supporters, with races, family activities and conferences, all with the aim of supporting charitable causes.

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In the evening you can attend a recital of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra with Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin, and Martin Helmchen, piano at 8 pm, in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program: music by BRAHMS and BARTÓK.

Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2023
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Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2023 continues with two concerts with Macy Gray  Leon Phal and STRESS KILLER on Saturday 25 November 2023, at 8 pm in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier! Macy

Gray has established herself as one of contemporary soul’s leading figures, with her unique voice and diverse influences, most notably her idol Billie Holiday. Léon Phal is not one for precisely blackened scores, instead preferring the inspiration of the moment. The sort that comes when he sits in his studio, contemplating the mixers like an electro or hip-hop producer, surrounded by the core group of musicians who make up his quintet, all tuned to the same wavelength. Exactly the inspiration behind their last two albums, and Stress Killer.

And on Sunday “Le Son d’Alex” (The sound of Alex), a voyage through the soundtrack of your life you can take on Sunday 26 November 2023, at 6 pm, in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.

It’s also a sampler crammed with music and jokes to take you on a journey from prehistoric times to Gilbert Montagné, from Daft Punk to Booba, via Eagles, Ennio Morricone and Maître Gims.

Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier

A grand opera “Don Carlo” in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), conducted by Massimo Zanetti, and directed for the stage by Davide Livermore invites you on Sunday 26 November 2023, at 3 pm, in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Libretto by Camille Du Locle and Joseph Méry, is based on the tragic poem Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien (1787) by Friedrich von Schiller.

"To a tango tune" in Theatre des Muses

In the theater there is a bittersweet comedy “To a tango tune” on stage of the Theatre des Muses on Thursday 23 November, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday November 26 at 4:30 p.m.

A true paradox between two moments in the life of a father and a son. Like most young fathers, Pierre spends his time working hard in the restaurant he created, driven by the sole desire to make his family happy.

Max, his father, an eternal young man for whom life seems light, enjoys his retirement with his friends and the memory of his deceased wife. At first glance, it would seem that one is struggling to carry his boxes, while the other only aspires to twirl to a tango tune on the ballroom floors. The seasons pass, time slips like sand through the fingers but Pierre, at the turning point of his life, realizes that everything is about to change.

A Play for Kids "A toy for Christmas" in Theatre des Muses

And for kids there is a play “A toy for Christmas” on stage of Theatre des Muses on Saturday 25 November at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 26 November at 11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

During this holiday season, everyone is getting down to Christmas preparations with joy and good humor. Well… everyone except Rodolphe, owner of a toy store, for whom the mere mention of this holiday makes his hair stand on end. However, this year, a strange visit will give him a Christmas he won’t soon forget…

Exhibition: "Rainier III, The Builder Prince"

There are many interesting exhibition held in Monaco now. For example you can visit “Rainier III, the Builder Prince – An ambition for Monaco” is organized as part of the Prince Rainier III centenary celebrations from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 31 December 2023, Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier.

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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